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Bringing back to life a thread from 2019/2020 . . .

For anyone interested in trying the David Higginson system, there's currently a boxed set on eBay for $69 (seller also accepts offers). I bought an identical set last year - don't recall the price - but the savings compared to ordering from David Higginson's website was substantial.

PS: Nope, haven't started the course yet - all in good time (yeah, we'll see about that . . .)

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I am sure there is a lot of value that can be achieved from the system, but I issue a caution with it.

Early on, like lesson 2 that I just reviewed he is suggesting that this is the correct fingering for this inversion and voicing of the chord in this fashion.

That is just as bad as saying that middle C always gets played with the thumb of your right hand. It depends what you're playing and since the course is based on accompaniment, all of the rehearsed fingerings will fail as soon as you go to add melody.

So my caution is, don't get caught in this notion of correct fingering of chords.

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pwl - Thanks for mentioning the David Higginson system, eBay accepted my offer. I just hope I have some time to do it with my classical training I'm currently doing with my teacher.


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Glad it worked for you, PatG. Good luck with the "time" thing - something I definitely struggle with!

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Thanks for the detailed reviews of the courses. Each one sounds good for playing accompaniment by chords. Do either offer an alternative to traditional notation / lead sheets for playing melodies?

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